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Why liberal white women pay a lot of money to learn over dinner how they're racist

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/03/race-to-dinner-party-racism-women


Freshly made pasta is drying on the wooden bannisters lining the hall of a beautiful home in Denver, Colorado. Fox-hunting photos decorate the walls in a room full of books. A fire is burning. And downstairs, a group of liberal white women have gathered around a long wooden table to admit how racist they are.

“Recently, I have been driving around, seeing a black person, and having an assumption that they are up to no good,” says Alison Gubser. “Immediately after I am like, that’s no good! This is a human, just doing their thing. Why do I think that?”

This is Race to Dinner. A white woman volunteers to host a dinner in her home for seven other white women – often strangers, perhaps acquaintances. (Each dinner costs $2,500, which can be covered by a generous host or divided among guests.) A frank discussion is led by co-founders Regina Jackson, who is black, and Saira Rao, who identifies as Indian American. They started Race to Dinner to challenge liberal white women to accept their racism, however subconscious. “If you did this in a conference room, they’d leave,” Rao says. “But wealthy white women have been taught never to leave the dinner table.”

Rao and Jackson believe white, liberal women are the most receptive audience because they are open to changing their behavior. They don’t bother with the 53% of white women who voted for Trump. White men, they feel, are similarly a lost cause. “White men are never going to change anything. If they were, they would have done it by now,” Jackson says.
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Tue Feb 4, 2020, 11:44 PM (3 replies)

My theory: Gun control advocacy is largely a way of fighting "sinful" behavior- i.e. gun ownership

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10026691602#post16

et seq

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/1172201247

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1172167667

https://www.google.com/search?q=guns+pollute+society&sitesearch=democraticunderground.com

https://www.democraticunderground.com/117215801
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Sat Jan 11, 2020, 08:28 PM (9 replies)

I've come up with a little ditty in honor of Senator Susan Collins:

When in danger,

When in doubt,

Express concern,

And flap about...
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Tue Dec 31, 2019, 09:56 PM (11 replies)

Skip to 1:19:45 to see the President pull a young girl's hand to his crotch and beg for a kiss.

From his Dec. 21st 2019 TP rally


https://www.c-span.org/video/?467575-1/president-trump-turning-point-usas-student-action-summit


Ugh...
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Tue Dec 31, 2019, 09:46 PM (14 replies)
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